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Bahir Dar Destination Guide

Delve into Bahir Dar in Ethiopia

Bahir Dar in the region of Amhara Region with its 168,899 residents is a city in Ethiopia - some 200 mi or ( 322 km ) North-West of Addis Ababa , the country's capital .

Interactive map of Bahir Dar

Current time in Bahir Dar is now 12:48 PM (Thursday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Addis Ababa " with a UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Zegye, Zege, Wenjet'a, Quorta, and Gwagwat. While being here, make sure to check out Zegye . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you curious about the possible sightsseing spots and facts in Bahir Dar ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Ethiopia, Blue Nile Falls

2:24 min by Maarten Fransz
Views: 10090 Rating: 4.88

Ethiopia Blue Nile Falls just after the rain season september 1995 ..

Ethiopia's Kristos Samra Festival - Lonely Planet travel video

2:44 min by LonelyPlanet
Views: 7995 Rating: 4.47

Visit for more information about Ethiopia. Lonely Planet heads to the town of Bahir Dar in Ethiopia to experience the Kristos Samra Festival, one of the biggest religious events i ..

Bahar Dar

2:18 min by Kallie Ejigu
Views: 2320 Rating: 5.00

Music: "Netsanet" by Mulatu Astatke ..

شلالات بحر دار رحلة اثيوبيا Falls Bahir Dar, Ethiopia trip 2012

0:24 min by الأسد الغاضب التميمي
Views: 1733 Rating: 5.00

هذا في يوم 10/7/2012 رحلة الى اثيوبيا مدينة بحر دار شمال اثيوبيا وتعتبر هذه الشلالات بداية النيل الآزرق المغذي لنهر النيل , حينما تقف تحت هذا الشلال تمر بلحظات مهيبة تشاهد كمية الماء الجارف للطين تنحد ..

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Interesting facts about this location

Bahir Dar University

Bahir Dar University is a university in the city of Bahir Dar, the capital of the Amhara National Regional State in Ethiopia. The University is a combination of two smaller institutes formed earlier, after the departments were gradually raised to a degree level starting from 1996.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 11.60 37.40 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: 2001 establishments in Ethiopia, Educational institutions established in 2001, Universities and colleges in Ethiopia

Bahir Dar

Bahir Dar or Bahar Dar is a city in north-western Ethiopia. It is the capital of the Amhara Region. Administratively, Bahir Dar is a Special Zone, a designation in between a chartered city (astedader akabibi, a first-tier division, like a kilil) such as Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa, and cities like Debre Marqos and Dessie, which are organized as districts (woredas).

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 11.60 37.38 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Lake Tana, Populated places in the Amhara Region, Zones of Ethiopia

Blue Nile Falls

The Blue Nile Falls is a waterfall on the Blue Nile river in Ethiopia. It is known as Tis Abay in Amharic, meaning "smoking water". It is situated on the upper course of the river, about 30 km downstream from the town of Bahir Dar and Lake Tana. The falls are considered one of Ethiopia's best known tourist attractions.

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Located at 11.55 37.40 (Lat./Long.); Less than 5 km away
Tags: Blue Nile, Visitor attractions in Ethiopia, Waterfalls of Ethiopia

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 604

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 604 was a scheduled Bahir Dar Airport–Asmara International Airport flight, that caught fire during a belly landing at Bahir Dar Airport, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, on 15 September 1988.

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Located at 11.60 37.32 (Lat./Long.); Less than 8 km away
Tags: 1988 in Ethiopia, Accidents and incidents involving the Boeing 737, Aviation accidents and incidents in 1988, Aviation accidents and incidents in Ethiopia, Ethiopian Airlines accidents and incidents

Yilmana Densa

Yilmana Densa is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Mirab Gojjam Zone, Yilmana Densa is bordered on the south by Kuarit, on the southwest by Sekela, on the west by Mecha, on the north by Bahir Dar Zuria, on the east by the Abay River which separates it from the Debub Gondar Zone, and on the southeast by the Misraq Gojjam Zone. The major town in Yilmana Densa is Adet.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 11.50 37.33 (Lat./Long.); Less than 12 km away
Tags: Amhara Region, Woredas of Ethiopia


Historical Weather

temperature and rainfall during the year in Bahir Dar